Shaker Stool

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Project by Greg Mitchell posted 11-22-2007 12:57 AM 3874 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this Shaker stool, and it has been sitting around with no set in it for a month or so. All the parts were turned on the lathe. Getting all of the parts to match each other was harder than I thought it would be. It is built out of cherry, and was finished with oil and a wipe on poly. I could not decide on using cane or shaker tape for the seat. I was walking around a craft store this weekend, and discovered some poly cord that had the colors we were wanting to use. I’m not much of a weaver, but this is what I came up with. Let me know what you think.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, [email protected]

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#1 posted 11-22-2007 01:05 AM

Hey Greg;
It sure looks to me like you know what your doing. Good job.

-- DeputyDawg

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#2 posted 11-22-2007 05:20 AM

Greg, I like it, we have been wanting to make a couple chairs for the deck, somthing like this would just be perfect. great work
take care,

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#3 posted 11-22-2007 05:23 AM

I like it Greg! How does it sit?

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 11-22-2007 05:34 AM

Great looking project. should last a lifetime !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 11-22-2007 06:26 AM

Greg, Tht is a good example of a Shaker stool. The weaving looks real well done as well. However, I don’t usually say anything like this but….. I would prefer some other material for the top. I hope you consider that in the way it was intended. But that’s just me. If this is what you want, it’s fine. It certainly will work well and never wear out.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 11-22-2007 05:28 PM

That marlow rope will last forever! Nice seat.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 11-22-2007 09:28 PM

Very nice, the woven rope should last a long time.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 11-22-2007 09:54 PM

A great job Greg. Very nice piece.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 11-22-2007 10:26 PM

Looks Great Greg! I admire your weaving abilities! a classic!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#10 posted 12-30-2007 10:50 AM

A very nice piece indeed. Is it foldable or fixed

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 12-30-2007 12:25 PM

Well, if you’re not much of a weaver, I can’t wait to seee what ylou do when you are. That is a nice piece!

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